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I Can Not Believe This!

August 11th, 2008 at 06:17 am

I had an amazing Monday a week ago.

First, I had an incredible weekend teaching the Financial Learning Experience and the Financial Counseling Experience at NewSpring Church.

And then Monday showed up. As I walked out of the door, I saw a FedEx envelope wedged in the door. It said it was from "First National Bank". I was not expecting anything from FedEx, especially from a bank. Then I noticed that it was from First National Bank of Omaha. FNBO. As in FNBO Direct. As in the on-line savings account provider that is currently paying 3.50% interest.

Let me set this up before I tell you what was in the envelope.

A couple of months ago, a reader wrote me saying that I should enter a contest being sponsored by FNBO Direct called "Pay Yourself First". All I had to do was prepare a video that shared a major savings obstacle and why I was focused on paying myself first. I did that and uploaded it to YouTube as instructed. A few weeks later, I was awarded a $10 Amazon.com gift card for being one of the early entrants.

Well, here is where Monday and the FedEx envelope rolls in.

The letter inside stated that I have been selected as one of the twenty semi-finalists and that I have been awarded $500 for reaching the semi-finalist level! FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!! I am BLOWN AWAY!

From the twenty semi-finalists, FNBO Direct will select five finalists who will compete in a six-month savings journey. FNBO Direct will match the savings dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000! FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS! Are you kidding me?! I am so blessed. SO BLESSED.

You can check out my YouTube entry HERE. In the video, you will see/hear me mention the Sangl Home Pay-Off Spectacular. I am so focused on eliminating our mortgage that I provide monthly updates on our pay-off spectacular.

What a great Monday!

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4 Responses to “I Can Not Believe This!”

  1. gamecock43 Says:

    Whooohooo! Wow! Thats awsome! Keep us updated!

  2. luxlivingfrugalis Says:

    Congratulations!! Hope you also win the bigger prize!!

  3. Myrtle Says:

    Way to go!!! I am happy for you.

  4. my english castle Says:

    That is fabulous! Off to watch your video!

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